Take your class on a trip they'll never forget...


Dear Educator,

Summer is finally setting in and as planning begins for the next school year, why not think of the Cradle of Aviation Museum for your next field trip!

During the 2014-2015 academic year the museum has a lot to offer! The Cradle is excited to take a ‘byte’ out of technology with our new museum class: “Bot Building” where students will learn the contributions and impact robotics has on our society. Using team-work and the engineering process, students will construct a functioning Lego Mindstorms® robot! All our museum classes are aligned with Common Core and New York State learning standards.

Learning together is fun and through our STEM competitions students are invited to showcase their capabilities in exciting fields like model plane building, wind turbine construction, or even creating their own “app” commercials! For eager students who can’t seem to get enough STEM, we would be ecstatic to host them in our new after-school workshops! Ranging from elementary to high school level students, our after-school programming will promote their STEM interests all day long!

When you come for a visit, we are proud to welcome teachers and students, alike, to our Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium! This technology will treat your students to realistic close-up views of Earth, star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe. With access to data from NASA and the European Space Agency, and a database of more than two billion stars developed by the Museum of Natural History, our theater will take students on tour of the universe as never seen before! Add our “Invisible Light” museum class to make a complete package!

Additionally, the Cradle is happy to offer special discounts at peak periods for your class as well. In September and October—save $2.00 per student on a museum ticket when combined with a theater ticket or in December and January—receive a FREE 30 minute museum class. Trips and classes at the Cradle are BOCES Fund-able.

Enclosed you will find our Education Brochure for 2014-2015 containing our STEM educational programs, planetarium shows, dome theater films, FREE professional development sessions and much more! It even has a calendar insert to help assist in your planning process! To book a class trip or reserve your own sneak-peek, please call 516-572-4066.

We look forward to working with you and your students!


Catherine Bingham

Education Manager

FREE Educator Guide
Thanks to a New York State Council on the Arts grant, when you book your class visit, you will receive our 40 page educator guide containing both pre and post visit activities. Enjoy our flip book version below, it's also downloadable as a PDF.